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Cutting-edge creative technology and STEM digital arts and creative sciences classes in partnership with Black Rocket: The magic in every kid comes to life as never before when they are empowered to be as creative as they were all born to be! Black Rocket has over a decade of experience designing summer camps in the S.T.E.A.M fields (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics). Every program is powered by a kid's innate imagination and designed to bring their ideas to life in a fun, hands-on, learning environment. From concept to creation students will demonstrate their masterpiece to the world at the end of each week! All Black Rocket programs mirror real life experiences and the collaborative nature of the design process. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.


 

 

 

 
In Make Your First Video Game! week 1, you'll learn to make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. In Video Game Animation week 2, you'll take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites,objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a story line. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Please note:  Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

9730005

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM; 10 sessions; starting 7/24/2017, ending 8/4/2017

Tuition: $275.00

Instructor : Gary Ridenour 

Location : TBA Location : 
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Materials Cost: $0.00

Call 310-660-6460 to register


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In Make Your First Video Game! week 1, you'll learn to make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. In Video Game Animation week 2, you'll take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites,objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a story line. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Please note:  Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

9730006

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM; 10 sessions; starting 7/24/2017, ending 8/4/2017

Tuition: $245.00

Instructor : Brandon Marshall 

Location : TBA Location : 
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Materials Cost: $0.00



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In Minecraft(R) Modders week 1, you'll use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.   In Minecraft(R) Designers week 2, you'll learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Please note:  To access their project at home students, must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.   

9730003

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM; 10 sessions; starting 7/10/2017, ending 7/21/2017

Tuition: $275.00

Instructor : Gary Ridenour 

Location : TBA Location : 
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Materials Cost: $0.00

Call 310-660-6460 to register


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In Minecraft(R) Modders week 1, you'll use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.   In Minecraft(R) Designers week 2, you'll learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Please note:  To access their project at home students, must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.   

9730004

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM; 10 sessions; starting 7/10/2017, ending 7/21/2017

Tuition: $245.00

Instructor : Brandon Marshall 

Location : TBA Location : 
  TBA.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Call 310-660-6460 to register


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